Full Product DetailsAuthor: Richard Harris
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0226317668
Publication Date: 09 October 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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While much has been written about homeownership, until now no history has explored the flip side of home owning, home repair, home maintenance, and home remodeling. In this unique, highly readable, and richly illustrated study, Richard Harris unscrambles the fascinating saga behind the building of the home improvement market. Part consumer history, part business history, and part planning and development history, Harris's work carries us from the small lumberyards of the nineteenth and early twentieth century to Johns-Manville showrooms and the modern Home Depot. It is an illuminating and enjoyable ride. <br><br>--John F. Bauman University of Southern Maine
Richard Harris is professor of geography at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950 and Creeping Conformity: How Canada Become Suburban, 1900-1960.
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